New Blacksburg brew now on tapI can't see myself going up to Blacksburg just to drink, and I'm not big on being around a lot of noisy, unwashed, smelly Virginia Tech students, but if Blacksburger Pils ever makes its way down to Bland*, I'll provide a professional review.
By Tonia Moxley, Roanoke Times
After years of anticipation and a few false starts, microbrewing has flooded Blacksburg and the New River Valley.
On New Years' Day, the Bull & Bones Brewhaus and Grill opened on Blacksburg's South Main Street. Next came word that neighbors had dropped a Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control appeal and Shooting Creek Farm Brewery in Floyd County would begin brewing its original recipe ales.
Now comes news that local restaurants are serving Blacksburger Pils, a new microbrew from brewmaster and Virginia Tech alum John Bryce and his Blacksburg Brewing Company.
Blacksburger Pils is "all-malt European style pilsner," Bryce wrote in a news release. The brew is now on tap at The Cellar, Souvlaki and Cabo Fish Taco, all in downtown Blacksburg. [link]
* A minor problem: It would have to be served at the Citgo. It's our only source of spirits in the county.